• John Locke Update

    The Open Society and Its (New) Enemies, Part 2

    posted July 23, 2020 by Jon Guze
    Why would two professors want to retract a paper that had no apparent methodological, mathematical, or interpretative errors?  The answer, as described in part one, is “cancel culture.” In…
  • John Locke Update

     The Open Society and Its (New) Enemies, Part 1

    posted July 22, 2020 by Jon Guze
    Karl Popper wrote The Open Society and Its Enemies during the Second World War in an attempt to explain and refute the totalitarian ideologies that had delivered Europe into the…
  • John Locke Update

    Civil society properly understood

    posted February 4, 2020 by Joseph Coletti
    There are two fundamentally different conceptions of civil society. One sees people acting with their families and neighbors to help one another. Civil society is voluntary cooperation with regard to…
  • John Locke Update

    Should Conservatives Embrace Big Government?

    posted March 19, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    Echoing Bill Clinton’s declaration in his 1996 State of the Union address that “the era of big government is over,” Ross Douthat now sees conservatives justifying government interventions…

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